Certified Pediatric Nurse

The gold standard for the specialty

Earn the CPN credential, understand the testing process, and learn how to stay CPN certified, like these CPNs from Children's of Alabama.


Based on the executive order issued 3/23/2020 by the Governor of Maryland, PNCB’s physical office is closed. Staff are working remotely to continue to serve candidates, certificants, and employers. Please use email addresses listed here to contact us, and thank you for understanding that there may be some delay in our response. All online systems including certificant portals and the CE / Pediatric Updates marketplace are still available 24/7. Please check back frequently for updates here.

Certified Pediatric Nurse

Distinguish yourself and your career! The Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) exam offers respected, accredited board certification for RNs with experience in the specialty. CPN certification can open doors to advancement, increase confidence, and provide a personal sense of accomplishment. Share the CPN Fact Sheet.

Scheduling, Rescheduling, or Withdrawing?

Ready to schedule your exam or need to make changes? Don't forfeit fees or miss out on a use of your No Pass, No Pay code. Understand the process and your 90-day testing window policies.

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Stay organized year-round and save time recertifying. Your optional ReCErt Tracker lets you document completed activities for future use on the official Recert application.

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Faces of Certification

PNCB-certified nursing professionals work in a variety of roles and settings throughout the US and beyond. Share your photo today!

Clayton Collins, CPN Shriners Hospitals for Children - Galveston Galveston, TX
Leticia Cole, CPNP-PC, CPN Sniffles & Giggles Waxahachie, TX
Renee Flippo, CPNP-PC Louise Herrington School of Nursing | Baylor University Dallas, TX
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